Venable offers full-service solutions to everything from routine to novel privacy and cybersecurity challenges. Our team brings to bear significant experience and industry knowledge to help clients satisfy data privacy and security laws and maximize their business potential.
Fully immersed in all aspects of data privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance, Venable is unique among privacy and cybersecurity practices. We participate in legislative advocacy, rulemakings, and development of new legal standards. Our team advises organizations with regard to industry best practices and drafting codes of conduct and standards, helping them stay compliant with federal, state, international, and self-regulatory requirements. We provide proactive counseling to guide clients through the potential risks and liabilities associated with corporate transactions. And if government enforcement actions or litigation arise, Venable vigorously defends our clients, mounting challenges to agency regulations and litigating privacy issues and class-action lawsuits.
We strengthen the integrity of our client’s data, ecommerce security, and customer or user records; develop internal data collection and use practices; and ensure the creation of sound privacy policies and procedures. We shepherd clients through data-security incidents, and privacy and consumer protection matters, and represent them in connection with corresponding litigation and government enforcement actions. We build and lead coalitions and self-regulatory efforts, and represent leading trade associations in the space.
Our dexterity makes us a powerful ally in the responsible use of data, giving our clients the confidence to innovate and achieve their objectives while providing consumers and customers with products and services they value.
Venable has the oldest and deepest privacy practice in the country, with extensive experience in an array of industries, including advertising, automotive, banking and consumer finance, communications, emerging technologies, hospitality, information services, Internet, marketing, media, and retail, among others. As part of our role as strategic advisors, our coalition-building has placed us at the center of privacy, data security, and cybersecurity policy.
Our team is engaged in both policy creation and the provision of legal services through our representation of companies in high-stakes investigations and litigation. Venable attorneys regularly interact with key government officials to stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments, and collaborate with congressional offices and agencies in the development and evolution of laws and regulations. This experience makes us uniquely suited to offer strategic counsel and representation when compliance is questioned. We have defended clients against regulatory and congressional enforcement scrutiny and challenged agency regulations, as well as handled state inquiries, privacy class action lawsuits, and crisis management situations. Our team has also counseled multiple clients on their incident response plans, vendor due diligence process, privacy and data security governance and reporting structure, and other elements of their cybersecurity infrastructure.